Otto PRUTSCHER (1880-1949)
Bibliothèque en bois teinté et marqueterie sur la porte en haut à droite, s’ouvrant avec une clé
Vienne, vers 1920
H : 182,5 cm ; L : 112 cm ; P : 25 cm
Exceptional Bookcase with Superb Marquetry by Otto Prutscher, circa 1920
The famous architect Otto Prutscher (1880-1949) designed this tainted wood bookcase in the 1920s in Vienna (Austria) for the cabinetmaker August Knobloch. The design of the bookcase is very simple and is enhanced by the top right door decorated with an elaborate marquetry that draws the attention. It describes a very sensual oriental scene with the Taj Mahal in the background. Marquetry combines precious woods and it is so Fine it appears like a fascinating perspective painting. Original key.
This piece is typical Otto Prutscher creativity. Otto Prutscher was a student of Josef Hoffman, worked for the famous Wiener Werkstätte and was a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. He created several residential complexes as well as interior decorations, furniture, jewelry, porcelain and fabrics. In 1947 he obtained the prestigious Austrian architectural award.